Lost Pets

This time of year, the temperature is warm, the sun is shining, and we are outside with our pets more. Whether it be a walk in your neighborhood, a fun romp around at the local dog park, hiking on trails, or playing outside in your yard, pets have lots of opportunities to be outside enjoying [...]

By |2020-06-04T06:33:31+00:00June 4th, 2020|Pet Health|0 Comments

Why is my dog limping?

We see quite a few limping dogs in our emergency clinic.  Most of these injuriesinvolve the rear limbs and occur after a dog has been playing or jumping off furniture.  The most common injury that we see in the hindlimb is a cranial cruciate ligament tear. Cranial cruciate ligament (or ACL) ruptures can be complete [...]

By |2020-06-04T06:25:27+00:00June 4th, 2020|Pet Health|0 Comments

Noise Phobia

Meet Olive: Olive is a 6-year-old female spayed Corgi who is fearful of thunderstorms. Olive is the perfect dog in all other senses, well behaved, great with other dogs and people, loves going to breweries, on hikes, and belly rubs. She gets into mischief, as Corgis do, and most recently decided to take a self-guided [...]

By |2020-05-12T21:32:14+00:00May 12th, 2020|Pet Health|0 Comments

Ocular Proptosis

It usually starts as a nice visit from a family member or friend with their dog and yours. Unfortunately, not all dogs get along, much like people, and for your brachycephalic dog (having a relatively broad, short skull like pugs or shih tzu breeds) this can result in their already larger than life eyes finding [...]

By |2020-05-12T23:18:23+00:00May 12th, 2020|Pet Health|0 Comments

Pet Activities

During this very stressful time of social-distancing and quarantines, we will find ourselves even more dependent on our pets to provide a respite. They can help take away our worries and fears, even if it’s just temporary. Here are just a few things we can do with our pets to pass the time: Go for [...]

By |2020-03-30T10:38:14+00:00March 30th, 2020|Pet Health|0 Comments

Shout out to the Seniors!

We see pets of all types, shapes, sizes, and ages at our emergency hospital.  I have a special place in my heart for the sweet senior pets.  They always seem to look at me with so much wisdom and engagement.  For our older furry friends, we have special protocols in place to ensure we keep [...]

By |2019-11-28T11:07:03+00:00November 28th, 2019|Pet Health|0 Comments

Calling With A Question

As a client services representative at Diley Hill ER, one of my primary tasks is answering telephone calls coming in to our hospital. A lot of calls start with “I have a quick question…”. Pet parents are hoping to get some guidance on whether they need to bring their pets in for emergency care or [...]

By |2019-11-28T11:39:08+00:00November 28th, 2019|Pet Health|0 Comments

Holiday Candy Dangers and Your Pet

Pumpkin spice, apple picking, flannel and sweaters, fun costumes and lots of candy, which for the veterinary community means lots of inducing your pets to vomit and providing supportive care for intoxications. While fall can be a picturesque time full of fun and sweets, it can also be one of the most dangerous time of [...]

By |2019-11-05T12:03:29+00:00November 5th, 2019|Pet Health|0 Comments

Rat Bait Toxicity

I love this time of year.  The air has a crisp to it, the leaves are blowing, and the temperature is dropping.  As I start to prepare for winter, I often have a problem with small rodents trying to make their own winter homes in my garage and shed.  Most people just put out some [...]

By |2019-11-01T11:04:43+00:00November 1st, 2019|Pet Health|0 Comments